We host uninstructed long pose life drawing sessions, varying from 6-24 hours, running on weekends.
Sessions are a minimum of 6 hours, spread over a 7 hour day with a one hour break for lunch.
This is a space intended to foster creativity and community. Any skill level is welcome, from absolute beginner to seasoned professional. Poses vary and are founded in classical ideals of grace and movement. Most poses are unclothed, although we do occasional portrait sessions.
Despite having classical roots, all art styles are very welcome – you need only have an interest in working from life and studying the richness of the human figure.
For centuries artists learned their craft in front of the model. These days, unless you live in London, New York or Madrid, getting access to that kind of space is almost impossible. This studio is intended to bring this kind of opportunity to Ottawa and add another facet to an already rich cultural life.
NB: The studio is on the second floor of my building and does not have an elevator. It is 19 steps up, with 2 landings.